IJA Tricks of the Month by Haavard Hvidsten from Norway

Hi I’m from Stavanger, Norway. I’ve been juggling for about 20 years now. Time flies! This video was filmed on a rooftop in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo. We were supposed to film more tricks, but unfortunately, an elderly Japanese man kicked us off the rooftop! Music: First song I can’t remember the name of. Second song is the ending …

Harry Lind – Legendary Prop Maker

Harry Lind was born in Jamestown, NY (USA) in 1879. He started his juggling career in 1900 and retired in 1919. A future article will examine his performing career. Edward Van Wyck, the first maker of juggling clubs, sold Harry some of his woodworking equipment upon Lind’s retirement and Lind went into production making what would be the world’s finest …

Dream Tricks Challenge # 6

I’m well-aware that the results of Dream Tricks Challenge # 5 haven’t been published yet. I’m still wanting to give jugglers more time to try those, so click here to check them out if you haven’t. In the meantime, Here are some more tricks to try out. Perhaps if we get enough responses, we’ll publish the results of 5 and …

Sean Gandini in “Akhnaten” at the Metropolitan Opera

“Akhnaten” is a modern Opera composed by Philip Glass. It is being performed at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City now through December 7. The director is Phelim McDermott of Manchester, England. He directed many innovative award-winning operas and plays and founded the theater company, “Improbable.” “Akhnaten” is his seventh opera and it won the 2017 Olivier award …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Colin Morton from Scotland

Colin Morton, from Edinburgh, Scotland, has been juggling for almost 10 years now. For most of this time he’s mainly focused on poi juggling but with interest in other props and disciplines. The video was filmed in Edinburgh on a walk around the Water of Leith and at the Scottish national gallery. Special thanks to: Paul Sayer for filing and editing the …

The Bremlovs

The Bremlovs were a Czechoslovakian club passing troupe originally consisting of Karel Dvorak and his children Karla and Rudolf. They debuted in 1934. Eventually, Karla’s husband Gustav Kura and Rudolf’s wife Jana joined the troupe. They were extremely influential to Eastern European jugglers for decades. Karel retired in 1954 and passed away in 1972. The act broke apart in 1959, …

Juggling Documentaries

Earlier this year, eJuggle featured a wonderful documentary about Haavard Hvidsten made by Lewis Kennedy, which you can see below. This was certainly not the first juggling documentary. Let’s take a look at other documentary films about jugglers and juggling. Juggling by Strider Productions was released in 1984 and directed by Kim Hoeg. The film features a wide variety of …

The Horn and Rings Trick (The Unicorn Trick)

I have written quite a few articles about obscure juggling routines that have vanished from the modern juggler’s repertoire. These include the Birds in the Tree Trick, Cupsticks and Balls, the Whirligig, and many others. Today I want to share another of these tricks, the Horn and Rings Trick, which is also known as the Unicorn Trick. The props used …